Geopolitical Intelligence Advisory

Who We Are

Geopolitical Intelligence Advisory (Pty) Ltd is a research-based security firm, founded in 2018 and legally incorporated in 2020.
The organisation undertakes research projects and provides security services. Its main goal is to contribute to safer communities and the spread of security oriented knowledge, while promoting international peace and security. It partners with higher educational institutions, governments, humanitarian agencies, private security organisations and other NGOs.

What We Do?

Security Service Provider

We are duly registered to provide security services.

Research and Analysis

We perform research and analysis around the world.

Why Choose Us?

The GIA relies on highly skilled professionals to perform significant security research and analysis around the world, with a focus in Subsaharan Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

Our central objective is to support a global approach to safer communities. We believe that in order to make informed decisions, governments and civil society require up-to-date and on-the-ground intelligence. This awareness helps to manage risks and to make informed decisions.

With this unique and innovative approach in the security industry, the GIA delivers research-based security services and advice.


Vision Statement

To be a reliable contributor to the creation of safer communities and world order


Mission Statement

To provide research-based security services and advice.




The provision of impartial service

Adherence to the rule of law

Respecting all stakeholders


Maria van Der Merwe

Chief Editor

Language Practitioner, and Designer of Learning Programmes.

Studied Languages, Education, and History.

Personal interests:

Reading, birdwatching, and listening to classical music.

Nobuhle Thobela

Chief Coordinator

Gender Equality and Social Justice Ambassador, Business Administrator, and Entrepreneur.

Studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Personal interests:

Reading, writing, and playing chess.

Lunga Dweba

Founder and Chairman

Certified Security Analyst, Research Management Professional, and a Soldier.

Studied International Politics; Military Aspects, and Professional Development.

Research interests:

Insurgency, Armed Warfare, Forced Migration, Responsibility to Protect, Historico-Philosophical Analysis and Peace & Security.

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Mthokozisi Mpofu

Senior Researcher

Lecturer, Research Supervisor and Senior Research Management Professional.

Studied Industrial & Organisational Psychology; and Human Resources Management.

Research interests:

Compensation management; employee training and development; employee recruitment and selection; employability; career success; and employee health and safety.

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Sydney Seshibedi


Political scholar, writer, research management professional and award winning photojournalist.

Studied Communication Science and International Politics.

Research Interests:

Political pragmatism.

Darrell Fraser

Creative Director

Studied Informatics, Project Management and Visual Communication.

Personal interests:

Photography, Art, Exploring the World.